Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Lost Blogging Collective Q&A - Week 13

This third-to-last Lost Blogging Collective QnA deals with death - the death of Lost, the death of Lost Blogs and the potential death of the Lost Characters. However, some hope does remain, as we look forward to maybe seeing a few of our old friends in the finale. Without further ado, here are the questions:

1) What are your post-Lost plans? Will you continue writing about Lost, or is that it, over, done, finito?

2a) How do you rate the following character's chances of surviving the finale : Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Claire, Frank, Ben, Richard, Miles, Desmond, Cindy, Zack, Emma, Charles Widmore, "Smokey".

2b) How do you rate the following character's chances of appearing in the finale : Walt, Penny, young Charlie, Rose, Bernard, Vincent.

1) My post Lost plans are that I plan to keep Room 23 going and expanding to other shows. Room 23 will be used to report on things like what projects the different actors and Darlton are working on and Lost related projects like the DVD set, The DK Encyclopedia, and any other Lost stuff that ABC makes without Darlton (You know that they will). Also I plan on merging all of the stuff on my Media & Spoiler pages with the main page after the finale. I started a FlashForward blog before that premiered, but now that, that is canceled I plan on turning it into another show blog. Maybe a few like Fringe, V and GLEE? Still figuring that out. But mostly I plan on focusing on producing designs/new products for my store ( More Lost and branching out to other things like Fringe, V, GLEE and other shows along with creating my own stories and characters.

2a) & b) You know I could pretend that I don't know what I know and answer those questions, but I know too much. So out of respect for all of you I respectfully decline to answer these two questions.

1) Well up til recently, I was getting into writing about FlashForward, but since they just cancelled it, I'm going to look into V.

2a) Jack, Desmond, Hurley, Ben, Sawyer, Emma, Widmore, Smokey, Richard, Miles, Zack, Frank, Cindy, Claire, Kate.

2b) Vincent, Penny, Walt, Bernard, young Charlie, Rose.

1) I will continue to write about LOST for as long as there is something to write about.  I plan my own re-watch and I go back to my original notes and add to them (maybe in different color font or print to discern the new additional notes).

2a) For most of them I don’t think it looks good. I think Jack will have a role until one of the last possible moments but may find his destiny leads to something he didn’t expect.

2b) Chances look good for Walt, Penny, Rose, Bernard and Vincent. I don’t know about young Charlie.

Sagacious Penguin @ Stuff And Nonsense

1) I'd love to keep writing on LOST once the show is over -- particularly a conclusive analysis of the show's more open-ended mysteries and what they added to the overall narrative.

2a) Chances of surviving the finale:

-- Jack 50% -- Either he's destined to sit on the Island for eternity as the new Jacob, or he's destined to somehow give his life to put an end to this destructive cycle!

-- Kate 30% -- She'll sacrifice herself to reunite Claire and Aaron.

-- Sawyer 30% -- He'll sacrifice himself for the good of the rest.

-- Hurley 80% -- He'll lead those who actually escape the Island.

-- Claire 90% -- She's gotta get back to Aaron, right?

-- Frank 0% or 100% -- IF he somehow survived the Submarine sinking, then he's untouchable and he's flying that Ajira plane off the Island.

-- Ben 40% -- Not sure why he'll die, but as someone guilty of SO much, it sure seems he's gotta!

-- Richard 10% -- If anyone deserves release from loooooong life, it's Richard!

-- Miles 60% -- Poor Miles. He hasn't had anything to do for a long time. And I can't see him having much of anything to don in the finale. If he dies, it'll be for the shock value.

-- Desmond 50% -- Like Jack he'll either sacrifice himself through a lifetime of keeping the Island going, or he'll die for the sake of existence as we know it.

-- Cindy, Zack, Emma 90% -- I can't see them killing those kids, and SOMEONE needs to take care of them.

-- Charles Widmrore 20% -- The guy's the closest thing to an all-rotten character this show has! Even if he's on the side of preventing the end of all existence, we've never been given any reason to be sympathetic for him. He'll be killed by either Smokey or Ben to put an end to his power-hungry quest and it'll feel great!

-- The MIB as Smokey 0% -- He's not escaping, and he's not going to sit quiet for another Millennia, so he's gotta go to end this show. What WOULDN'T surprise me is if someone else's consciousness had to willingly take over for the MIB's dead self... like maybe JOHN FREAKING LOCKE'S!

2b) Chances of appearing in the finale:

-- Walt, Penny, Young Charlie, Rose, Bernard, Vincent 95% -- Sure there's a chance one or more of these will slip through the cracks, but knowing LOST and how much it loves all its characters, I can't imagine all of these guys not making some kind of appearance!

1) I have to write my season 6 book (link) for the Finding Lost series, so yes, I will definitely continue writing on it! I'm actually looking forward to the long and extensive post-finale discussions on my blog. And I'm also hoping, maybe in two years' time, to write a book that covers the entirety of Lost, not episodically, which is the way I've covered it off in the Finding Lost series, but thematically, looking at the show as one complete text. I think that would be a lot of fun.

2a) Ack!! Oh my... I'm assuming this is island world only, because I believe the people in the sideways world will be fine... and if the island world has to be sacrificed in order to move things to the sideways world, then maybe they'll ALL be obliterated!! But if that DOESN'T happen, then here are my picks in order of most likely to least likely to die on the island:

Frank, Charles Widmore, Cindy, Zack, Emma (oh no! Children!), Smokey, Miles, Sawyer, Claire, Richard, Ben, Kate, Hurley, Desmond, Jack.

2b) Again, from most likely to appear to least likely:

Penny, Vincent, Rose, Bernard, young Charlie, Walt.

What, no Eko? Am I the only person left holding out hope we'll see him again? Wah. I would love to see him again. ;) with the sideways world, I just keep holding out hope that we'll see him over there. Fingers crossed!!

1) I still don't know what I will do with my Lost blog after the show ends.  It really all depends on the finale.  If it's as stimulating as the season 4 finale then I could be blogging about Lost for months afterwards.  But there's a chance that I might just sit back and enjoy the finale and feel no need to re-analyze everything.

2a) Jack - 100% dead.
Kate - complete mystery to me. I have no idea what the writers have planned for her, but I'm pretty sure it will be big and in the face of all those Kate haters.
Sawyer - 75% chance of death, (but I'm sure we'll get an off-Island happy ending.)
Hurley - 10% chance of death. Chewie never died... in the movies.
Claire - Hopefully dead, I'd say 60%.
Frank - Haha, I think this guys already dead.
Ben - 80%, I love the guy, but whatmore can he do.  I just hope he gets to trick one more person before he dies.
Richard - 95%, this guy might be cursed with living, but he really just wants to die.
Miles - Hey I forgot about him. 75% chance, but I'll bet if he does die it will be one of those episode opening things before the LOST title card.
Desmond - 1% chance of death.  I can't even pretend that I'm being objective here.
Cindy, Zach, Emma - I don't think it matters anymore, we probably won't see them again.
Widmore - 100% chance of death, he'll probably take someone down with him, someone like Ben, Miles or Sawyer.
Smokey - 100% dead.  It would be too open-ended if Smokey lived.

2b) Walt - Don't get me started.  I don't even want to guess.
Penny & Charlie 2.0 - 99%.  It's that 1% that's killing me.
Rose & Bernard - Well my Adam & Eve theory didn't pan out, so I'm guessing they'll show up.
Vincent - 100%.  I don't think I'm alone in thinking that the show will end with Vincent in the final scene.  He's pretty much our Constant.

1) Assuming the finale is in the same mind-blowing stratosphere that "The Incident" was, I plan on re-watching the entire series to see what I missed the first time around. After that, rumor has it that Dr. Drew is going to setup a LOST rehab facility for those of us who need our weekly fix, so I plan on signing up along with celebrity fans Jimmy Kimmel and Mary Carey.

2a) In the original timeline, I believe only Jack will survive. It seems to me that whoever controls the island tends to purge the people living on the island whenever they discover too many answers. I just hope the LOST writers don't take a page from their own book and try to purge us LOST fans "The Ring Style" once we watch the finale and learn all the answers.

2b) I believe all of the above will appear in the finale except Walt. Walt is probably 6 foot at this point and that growth is probably too difficult to explain even on this show. The show began with Vincent waking up Jack so I think it would be poetic if Jack became Jacob's successor and slipped Vincent a drink of the ageless wine so they can protect the island together. Then we can have a LOST followup series depicting Vincent's attempt to find a loop hole so he can die because he can't stand an eternity of Jack's crying.

Ernie @ Gulf Coast Offense

1) I'm not sure how much I'll continue to write about Lost, but I'll certainly still read what others have to say about it. I'm sure, every now and then I'll see something that will spark an idea or that I'll feel I need to pass along to others, but with no new content, I'm sure after a little while we'll all have exhausted analyzing this show ... then again, probably not.

2a) I think 100% Jack will survive. All indications are that he is the candidate. Others, I'm not so sure about. I'd put Hurley's chances as next best for survival. Going through the list, I think Kate and/or Claire will survive and leave the island. Somebody's gotta take care of baby Aaron. I'll put Claire's chances of leaving the island better, as I feel Kate might stay to be with Jack if given the choice. There are two on the list that are most likely to have a heroic death: Sawyer and Desmond. Widmore said that Des would have to make a sacrifice. Will that be himself or his life with Penny and Charlie? Sawyer has been in the Han Solo role for years and Harrison Ford always felt that it would have fit that character better if he died saving his friends. I think this is the end for Sawyer.

Looking at the rest of the list, I think Frank is already a goner and Richard would welcome death. I don't see a nice ending for any of Richard's group actually (Ben and Miles). I doubt we'll see a resolution with Zach, Emma and Cindy, so can we assume they are dead or just living out their days on the island, ala Bernard and Rose? For Widmore, many fans would like to see him die, so I think we will. For Smokey, I don't think he'll die, but we'll get another version of him. Perhaps another character from the list above?

Man, I'm predicting a lot of death in the finale.

2b) I rate Penny the highest (99%), so young Charlie will probably make an appearance too. The rest are slimmer. Rose and Bernard, unless they appear in the sideways world again, I don't see reappearing on the island. The same for Vincent. I think his story is done. I'd love some resolution with Walt, but it would be tough to fit in the story now with the actor being older now, so I'm going to put him at the slim chance of 15%.

1) My post LOST plans: As of now, I will be still blogging, on occasion, for my LOST blog (It's About Bunnies). I will also be part of a rewatch "collective" being hosted by Bonnie Covel of the LOST blog on Heath Solo and I will still be podcasting together on The Film List, where I'm sure we will "talk LOST" frequently (it's in our DNA now, I think) and possibly continuing The LOST Revisited Now podcast. We shall see...

2a) and b) Wasn't sure about what "system" to rank them with. So, I'll just go in order of "Least Likely to Most Likely to Survive the Finale/Show Up in Finale":

Who Will Survive ( Least to Most Likely)

1. Frank ( I think that door "did him in" :( )
2. Ben
3. Richard
4. Sawyer
5. Miles
6. Cindy
7. "Smokey"
8. Charles Widmore
9.  Desmond
10. Kate
11. Hurley
12. Claire
13. Jack
14. Emma
15. Zach

Appearing in Finale ( Least to Most Likely)

1. Young Charlie
2. Penny
3. Walt
4. Rose and Bernard
5. Vincent

1) Oh! I don't have any post-Lost plans. :-(

I'm in severe denial. I am about 8 episodes behind in blogging....but it will be hard to keep their reviews "clean". I guess I'll get on with those and then maybe have a wrap up overview?

2a) Jack, Hurley, Miles and Desmond will make it -- I hope!
Kate should make it - someone needs to raise Aaron and Claire, well...unless it's off-Island Claire, it would be better for her not to have access to Aaron.
Frank, Ben, Richard, Cindy, Zack, Emma, Charles and Smokey are all goners. Although I am less sure about Frank since he's sort of by the wayside.
I have a hard time guesstimating because there are more than one version of some of these characters so...I can't decide which side will live and which not. But there you have it.
Island Claire will die.

2b) Walt = no
Penny = yes
Young Charlie = yes
Rose & Bernard = no
Vincent = no -- though I really want to see him!

1) After Lost I plan on turning my attention fully onto the unanswered mysteries and trying to make an educated guess at the answers.  This will be taken care of at the website , which was my original blog. It will be revamped of course.  As for Super Duper Stream, it will continue with some Lost updates, but will return to the original agenda of being a stream of my conciousness - boxing updates, comic book updates, movie news and gossip, music discussion, etc etc. Rest assured, I won't be going away, and hopefully most of the Lost Blogging Collective will stick around and guest-spot on each others blogs, maybe do a monthly Q&A or something like that.

2a) In order of most likely to survive to least likely to survive - Sawyer (100%) - He has already done the heroic sacrifice thing a few times now, he deserves some kind of break. I can see Jack dying in the end and Sawyer having to step up as the new 'Jacob', or else having to lead everyone off Island. Desmond (100%) - As much as I am neutral to him, he is a definite fan-favourite and is clearly the central character of this season. Jack (90%) - Most likely will survive as the next 'Jacob', but there is a slight chance he will need to make a final sacrifice to save everyone and Sawyer will be forced to step up. Claire (80%) - Has been through too much to die at this point, but isn't the most loved character around. Seems to be friends with everyone, including "Smokey", so that stands her in good stead. Ben (80%) - Far too good a character to just be neglected all season and die at the end. Has something big in store, which might result in the ultimate sacrifice to turn him full-fledged hero, but I imagine he will just con his way off-Island as is his usual M.O. Cindy, Zack and Emma (75%) - Nothing much has been seen, heard or done with these characters, so it would be nice to see them get a happy ending. No need to kill them, but also no urgent need to specifically save them. Richard (60%) - Again would serve no reason to kill him, and he is a fan-favourite, but also has nothing left to live for. Would be nice to see him accept his role as adviser/partner with the new 'Jacob', but in a more powerful and rewarding capacity. I want him to have a happy ending, but they need to kill somebody. Kate (60%) - Suffers from the fact that Claire is back on the scene. Her bullet-wound says that she is safe, plus the fact she is one of THE main characters, but again there would be no huge loss if she died. Miles (50%) - Can't get a read on him. His potential was wasted, so whether that earns him a happy ending, or leads to him being thrown to the wayside, who can tell. "Smokey" (50%) - Again, simply can't choose with this guy. He's either the hero or the villian, and will thusly either survive or die. Who knows? I can't decide whatsoever. Frank (20%) - I simply refuse to believe that was his death, it was so understated. I expect him to wash up on shore any second now, but I guess we have to take a lot of things at face value this season. This isn't a Jin situation, there won't be a next season to find out whether he truly died or not. Charles Widmore (20%) - Has no reason to survive. Doesn't know half as much as he thinks he does, isn't loved by anybody, neither fan nor character. Has lived a selfish life no matter what he postulates. And finally, Hurley (10%) - A necessary sacrifice. He is the ultimate fan favourite, someone gut-wrenchingly loved simply HAS to die, and who better fits that bill than Hurley? Plus, he has made peace with his Mum, with his Dad, met Libby again, he has had his fill of happy endings. As much as I don't want to see it, it makes perfect sense that Hurley would die.

2b) In terms of most likely to be seen running down to least likely, we have Vincent (70%) - Hey, it may be wishful thinking, but I know I am not alone in thinking there MUST be something more to Vincent! Rose & Bernard (60%) - It's tradition, but what would be the point? They had their ending. At least Vincent has some sort of mystery surrounding him. Walt (50%) - I actually think he is more along the 75% lines, but simply because I think it would be very anti-climatic, and the writers probably know this, his score is lowered. Finally, Penny & young Charlie (40%) - Again, there is a good chance of them arriving and giving Desmond his happy ending, but then again, the only way I can see them arriving is in some kind of danger - our pulses are already running so high I doubt the writers would do that to us!

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